A thriving creative community in Palmers Green

5th April 2023

A thriving creative community in Palmers Green Following the success of the Winter Market in December in the newly created Devonshire Square, the Palmers Green Action Team (PGAT), supported by Philanthropy, are delighted to announce a Spring Market on Saturday 22 April 2023, 10am-4pm. 

In December, we were overwhelmed by the interest from local creators, makers and musicians as well as the number of people who came along to shop, enjoy the food and listen to the music. 

For the spring market, we have a whole new set of local artists, artisans and food producers as well as showcasing home-grown musical talent. 

Our sponsor, Philanthropy, is a Community Interest Company second-hand shop which moved into the high street recently and is a great partner for the event, with their creative flair for transforming preloved clothes and other items.

Along with the spring market, we are partnering with Arbeit Studios. They have purchased a commercial space in Palmers Green, a building behind Jojo & Flo on the high street where they provide studio space for artists and makers. They will be hosting an exhibition of local artists on the same day as the Spring Market to add to the creative vibes. Look out for more from Arbeit in the coming weeks who have successfully developed and supported artists, designers, makers, start-ups and small businesses across London for a number of years.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, 22 April, supporting not only the market and exhibition, but the other businesses along the high street. 

As well as the market, there’s lots more happening, with our volunteers beavering behind the scenes. We continue to lobby for a Cinema in Palmers Green. Our ambition is to have a thriving night-time economy. That’s why we were delighted to see the Fox Pub reopen. It has been very well received by locals, with something for everyone, including sports, live music, and great food. We have heard anecdotally that local restaurants are already benefiting from the extra footfall. We all need to make sure our local pub stays open for good this time, so do make use of it. 

We are lucky in Palmers Green that we have a lower level of empty shops than many other areas and we have lots of independent traders who have been here for a long time. However, we keep our ear to the ground and are constantly targeting independent businesses to consider taking vacant shops in the area. 

A big thank you to everyone who has supported our projects. We are powered by volunteers and are always so grateful for the time they give to supporting the community. 

Look out for details of other activities coming up, including murals, litter picking and greening the area. You can find out more on our website palmersgreenactionteam.org and follow us on Instragram @palmersgreenactionteam and Twitter @pgactionteam.